End-point assessment

We offer a full range of assessment services to support the diverse requirements of the apprenticeships standards.

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Our End-point Assessment service

You can use Pearson as your end-point assessment organisation, regardless of whether you choose to use our on-programme offer or not.

As an ESFA-approved Assessment Organisation, we provide a full range of assessment services to support the diverse requirements of the apprenticeships standards.

*EPA specification is in development, due for publishing in November 2021.

There are three assessment methods for this EPA

Assessment method 1: Work based project and presentation with questioning

This assessment method has two components.

The project should be designed to ensure that the apprentice’s work meets the needs of the business, is relevant to their role and is in the form of a 4500-word report. The report will then be summarised in a presentation with questioning.  The structured presentation will last for 75 minutes typically including a presentation of 20 minutes and questioning for 55 minutes.

The project will be based upon the ‘project outline’ submitted at gateway. 

Assessment method 2: Practical observation with questioning

This assessment method has two components.

This assessment will take the form of the creation of a coaching session plan and the observation of the delivery of the coaching session, followed by questioning. This must take place in the apprentice’s workbased environment to draw out the best of their competence. The coaching session planning and practical observation with questioning will assess the planning, preparation, delivery and review of a coaching session for a selected individual or group of participants.  The session will be based upon the plan and adaptations to coaching methods, activities and timings will be made in the moment to ensure that participants’ development needs are met. Following completion of the full session plan unaided, there will be a debrief.  The observation will be covered in a single 2-hour face to face session. This will include an assessment of 30-minutes preparation to include facility set up, equipment organisation and risk assessment, 60 minutes delivery and 30 minutes debrief through questioning.

The full session plan will be based upon the ‘coaching session outline’ submitted at gateway.

Assessment method 3: Professional discussion underpinned by a portfolio

This assessment method has one component. 

This assessment will take the form of a professional discussion which must be appropriately structured to draw out the best of the apprentice’s competence and excellence.  The professional discussion must last for 90 minutes.

The professional discussion will be underpinned by the ‘portfolio of evidence’ submitted at gateway